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Promoting of Inclusive Labor Market for Persons with Disabilities in Republic of Serbia

Center for Society Orientation  – COD in partnership with the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights with the support from Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights – EIDHR, from January 2011 is implementing the project “Promoting of Inclusive Labor Market for Persons with Disabilities in Republic of Serbia” . This two-year project will be implemented in cooperation with coalitions of organizations of persons with disabilities from Aleksandrovac, Majdanpek, New Knezevac, Smederevo, Smederevo Palanka, Uzice, Vranje and Velika Plana.

The project focuses on monitoring in the filed of labor and employment of persons with disabilities through the creation of national mechanisms for monitoring the rights of persons with disabilities, implementation of national legislation and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the local level. In this sense, capacity building of movement organizations of persons with disabilities through active participation of policy review at national and local level in the field of labor and employment of persons with disabilities will enable organizations of persons with disabilities to take an appropriate role and raise the level of participation at both local and national level. Developing mechanisms to monitor creates one of the main instruments for improving the impact of policies on the real life of people with disabilities. 

The main objective is to improve the position of human rights of persons with disabilities and their greater inclusion in the Society and its flows. An essential element of the inclusion of persons with disabilities is the field of labor and equal employment opportunities which increase the other hand, indicates the willingness of society to adequately treat the problem of marginalization in this area wich was the main obstacle to creating equal opportunities for all.

For additional information please send Email on: goran.loncar@cod.rs

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